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: January 2013
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The 1980’s…big hair, loud clothes, neon arcades…everything was over the top! This was the decade of my birth (Quick! Guess my age! No...wait…don’t…) and it’s an era I remember vividly.

Music was a very important part of the 80’s. The cassette tape, big boom box stereos, rock music…I remember lying on the floor of my bedroom listening to the radio and waiting patiently for my favorite song to come on so I could record it to a mix tape. Fortunately for my Sims, they have robust control over the radio and the ability to skip from song to song while listening to the brand new “Boomin’ Box” which is – you guessed it! – a massive boom box stereo! 

The Sims 3 70's, 80's, & 90's Stuff Pack captures the rock’n’roll spirit of the 80’s with an awesome new guitar, and five new facial make-up options including a lightning bolt over the eye and a new three-shade eye shadow. My favorite outfit for men from the 80’s is a top and bottom set we call the “Glam Rock Lace Up” duo. It’s a leather shirt (with lightning bolts on the sides!) with laces up the front, and matching pants with laces down the side.

There are some really great clothing assets for women in this decade! Some of the most iconic looks are most appropriate for the gym, but we also have a prom dress, an 80’s grunge t-shirt, and a hot pink long sleeved shirt paired with a mini-skirt a really big belt.

Video games were popular and the 1980’s were the heyday for the arcade and we celebrate with the new “Blips Vs. Pixel” arcade machine. There is also a new “Neonis Foosball Table,” but I think that’s getting into the realm of the 1990’s…

Stay tuned as I’ll be posting a dev blog all about the 90s and the grunge-tastic ways for your Sims to relive that era!

Posted by: SimGuruSarah